Ecuadorian Scholars Fund

Scholarships for Ecuadorian Students

This is just part of what being involved in an organization that works together and cares about your educational future can offer

paola-lojano-2011-winners

I am a proud recipient of the 2011 Ecuadorian Scholars Fund Scholarship. The award was just part of what I gained from being involved in the JUVE community. The seminars were informative and helpful and introduced me to the world of networking. The award assisted me during the second semester of my freshman year in college. It allowed me to move ahead in both my education and professional goals.

Starting college was not easy for me. I had to pay for most of my tuition on my own. The Ecuadorian Scholars Scholarship allowed me to continue my education during my spring semester and also have the opportunity to take summer classes and move forward with my education career. In addition, being involved with the great networking that JUVE offers has opened doors professionally. The members keep in touch about job openings that may be related to your individual professional interest. This is just part of what being involved in an organization that works together and cares about your educational future can offer.

Paola Lojano
ESF Scholar 2011

I was overwhelmed and proud to know that there was an organization that awarded scholarships to Ecuadorian students

maria-cruz

First and foremost, I would like to express my gratitude in having the privilege to be a 2009 Juventud Ecuatoriana scholarship recipient. Being born in Ecuador and raised in New York, I was overwhelmed and proud to know that there was an organization that awarded scholarships to Ecuadorian students.

The scholarship helped me with the financial obligations of my undergraduate senior year. I spent my last semester at the New York University Study Abroad Program in Paris. I was able to pay for my flight to Paris with the scholarship. Because of my scholarship, the completion of my second major of Romance Languages was made possible in the ideal city to improve my French. I was completely immersed in the French language by taking advanced French literature and culture courses, living with a French host family, and by simply absorbing Parisian culture while walking through the streets, cafés, and museums.

Thank you JUVE board members for bestowing me with the scholarship.

María Cruz
ESF Scholar 2009

This award has helped pave the road for continuing my education in order to graduate as a Civil Engineer

jose-izquierdo-winner-2011

My name is Jose Izquierdo and I am one of the proud recipients of the 2011 Ecuadorian Scholars Fund scholarship. This award has helped pave the road for continuing my education in order to graduate as a Civil Engineer by spring 2013. Professionally, it has been added to my resume, which adds diversity and honor to potential employers who have read it. Aside for helping me fund my education, the workshops served as great learning experiences and bonding sessions with fellow compatriots.

José Izquierdo
ESF Scholar 2011

I thank JUVE and all scholarship committee members for their vote of confidence, and support of my education

enrique-lopez

I was extremely honored to be a recipient of the Ecuadorian Scholars Fund Award in 2011. I thank JUVE and all scholarship committee members for their vote of confidence, and support of my education. It is because of organizations like JUVE that I was able to focus on my studies and career goals, and complete my undergraduate degree in May 2012.

Thank you for believing in me and in what I can do. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Legal Studies in order to lead a life of service and to pay it forward — to provide others with the support and encouragement that I have been blessed with, and to ensure that the next generation of Ecuadorians is educationally prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.

This summer (my first as a college graduate), I am participating in an all-expenses-paid training at the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) in Herndon, VA. I am studying the Qur’an and Sunnah, attending intensive seminars on Islamic history and finance, and researching the growth of Islam in Latin America. Upon completion of this program, I hope to use my knowledge and skills to engage the Latino community and interfaith groups in the political process.

Once again, I am truly touched and thankful for the opportunity JUVE bestowed on me. In my studies thus far, I have learned that education is truly a collaborative effort — were it not for the friendship and generous support I received from organizations as education-driven as JUVE, I would have graduated from college with a tremendous amount of debt.

Enrique Lopez
ESF Scholar 2011

I hope one day I could give all the help that Juventud Ecuatoriana has given me, and help other to realize their dreams as well

bladi

I was so excited to be one of the selected students awarded with the JUVE Becas (2009) and received this economic help for my education. Just a month ago I received my Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I felt proud of being not just an Ecuadorian immigrant but also a Hispanic student who even didn’t have the same opportunities as the other students, but still I graduated with high honors “magna cum laude”. Besides that I was considered one of the honor students in Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. I have achieved one more of my goals, but i am not finished yet. I still have to work on my other goals.

I have not been in touch with Juventud Ecuatoriana because of my job. However, I really apreciated the scholarship that they awarded me last year. This amount of money received helped me to buy all my books for my last semester and pay one of my summer classes. My graduation from a two-year college was dedicated to my parents, to my sisters and to the organization which helped me to continue my education no matter what! As I mentioned before, my dreams are not completely realized. My next step will be to reach my Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. It is going to take me two more years. However, I’m very optimistic that I will make it. I hope one day I could give all the help that Juventud Ecuatoriana has given me, and help other to realize their dreams as well.
Thanks a lot for your support to the Ecuadorian people.

Edwin Quito
ESF Scholar 2009

My path towards a brighter future has been initiated all thanks to you

andrea-macancela

On behalf of my mother and myself, I want to formally thank you for the Juventud Ecuatoriana Scholarship. Due to my economic situation, you have granted me the opportunity to continue my university studies.   My path towards a brighter future has been initiated all thanks to you.  There are no words to explain my gratitude.

I want to commend all the members of this association for the reason that you are making a difference in my life with this monetary contribution.

God bless you all now and always.

Fondly,

Andrea Macancela

Andrea Macancela
ESF Scholar 2010